Archive for October 15th, 2006

More lies and tidbits from the pretty revolution

October 15, 2006

–And some
more lies or at least inconsistencies proving once again that the verbal
incontinence among revolutionaries does create some problems. First, we heard
from the Venezuelan side that there will be 20 military bases built and
financed by Venezuelans along the Bolivian border. This was immediately denied by the
Bolivian Foreign Minister, who said that only two facilities would be built.
But then today, none other than Bolivia’s
Army Commander says the plan is to build ten border “modules”. So,
they can’t even agree on the numbers, let alone on what they are building. I
guess the term “asymmetric” war must have something to do with this.

–And today Chavez in his exuberance over
a train, that is not ready, was planned before Chavez, has no
stations other than the first and the last which have been completed, offered
to build a train that would connect the Mercosur countries. I guess it will run
with the apparently forgotten “Pipeline of the South” for which Venezuela
has failed to show up at the last two meetings or the now infamous TV station
Telesur, which Venezuela created, financed and I guess will shut down when the people
that run it, its only viewers to date, stop watching it.

–And why
did a Central Bank Director say that Venezuela was producing only 2.6
million barrels of oil a day. Could there be another lie in there? But we knew this one!

–Oh yeah!
And Chavez invited
to end the “corrupt state”. What has he done in eight years? Has he looked
around? His family? His Cabinet? Who is he going to call? Ghostbusters?

–And as
usual, the Government simply
another Human Rights report. Somehow they are always biased, but
things are beautiful in the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela. Ask for example, the
gold miners…

–And how
about this report by Economist Orlando Ochoa in Reporte Diario de la Economia: “Venezuelan
banks lend related companies Bolivars to buy dollars…official deposits are paid
2% to attract them to private commercial banks…Argentinean bonds are assigned
via obscure communications from the Ministry of Finance…the open impunity is an
incentive to financial corruption and a few members of the
revolutionary-socialist hierarchy are complacent with the local bankers”

tonight, the Governor of Tachira state proceeded to expropriate
some houses. Unfortunately for him, the President’s relative Lieutenant Ramon
Chavez was one of those affected. He threatened to call his relative. How long
will it be before his home is returned? Make your bets!

Venezuela’s illiteracy lies hit the mainstream media

October 15, 2006

And continuing
on the subject of official Government lies, two articles in El Universal this
week by reporter Gustavo Mendez, told the public what the blogosphere has known for quite a
while: UNESCO never certified that Venezuela is free of illiteracy. This
has been a huge
, President Chavez and his Minister of Education Aristobulo Isturiz have not only
made the claim
publicly, but a huge banner with the claim was plastered
over the Ministrys building for months.

Mendez has
clearly been very thorough in his research of the issue. In the first
on Friday, Mendez shows how according to UNESCO’s own statistics
for 2005, 7% of Venezuelans were till illiterate. Thus, despite all of the
noise about Mision Robinson, illiteracy ahs barely budged during Chavez’ years
in power.

The lie
was there from the beginning as Mision Robinson was supposed to eliminate illiteracy
in the 1.5 million Venezuelans who could not read and write, but the 2001
census said there were only 1.2 million. Thus, a researcher from Universidad
Central de Venezuela asks in the article: Where are the 660 thousand people
that the Government claimed were going to be taught to read and write in the first
six months of Mision Robinson?

It turns
out that the infamous “certification” was simply backing by UNESCO for the method
being used in Mision Robinson which was twisted around by the spinners of the
Chavista Government as a “certification” of the elimination of illiteracy in Venezuela..

In today’s
, Mendez quotes a study by Francisco Rodriguez, a one time Chavez
supporter, now at Wesleyan University and researchers at IESA and the University
of California at Berkeley, which show that indeed in 2001, there were only 1.08
million people in Venezuela who could not read and write and compared it with
the 1.05 million who, according to the Government Statistics Institute, were in
that condition in 2005: 1.01 million. The researchers conclude that it is next
to impossible to evaluate if Mision Robinson had an impact or not.

Thus, another
fraud, another lie and another claim by the autocrat and his followers.

So now,
they plan to export the plan to Bolivia
and the Dominican Republic.
Will they export the lie or actually do something?

The “pretty”
revolution strikes again!

Liar! Liar!

October 15, 2006

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So, the
lying President said this week: “Last night (Tuesday) Foreign Minister Maduro
was in Bolivia, he must arrive today bringing me a report, but we are ready to
defend ourselves…Evo, Resist brother and may God take care of you.”

Well, in
the same speech Chavez said he had information there would be a coup led by the
US in Bolivia.

But it
was all lies. Today, the Bolivian Government
that Maduro was not there at all. They said he could come anytime, but
he didn’t, so Chavez was just improvising, letting his imagination go, the same
way he does with his accomplishments, his proposed projects, the assassination
attempts, his love. It is just all lies, in his mind, that’s all, as simple as
that. Maduro did not go, there was no trip, no report, no arrival…